Vil Mirzayanov, one of the developers of the poisonous substance ‘Novichok’, shared his opinion about the true, in his opinion, goals of the people who poisoned Alexey Navalny.According to the specialist, the Russian oppositionist should not have been killed, but left disabled for life.
“For Alexey Navalny’s poisoning, a very low concentration of ‘Novichok’ was used, so no one was injured except him. The poisoners acted on the assumption that the poison would completely leave the victim’s body in two or three days. The purpose of the attack, probably, was not to kill Navalny, but to make him disabled. This is a monstrous revenge,” said Vil Mirzayanov in an interview with the Estonian TV company ERR.
The chemist also explained that ‘ Novichok’ poisoning of the body can occur not only through the digestive tract, as previously thought, but also through clothing, such as underwear. In this case, Alexei Navalny was absolutely not dangerous for people around him.
“In Omsk, there is not enough modern equipment with which to find traces of the ‘Novichok’. In Berlin, there are such powerful devices. In Moscow, too, but there all the information comes through the special services, so you can’t believe such data,” added Vil Mirzayanov.